If you’re moving in to University in 2015, we’ve put together the ultimate Student Moving In Checklist 2015: A guide on what to take to University.
So if you’re moving into Halls soon or even a private house or flat for your first year, here’s the essential list of what you’ll need.
To cut your costs, make sure you know what is and what isn’t provided for you in advance so you don’t shell out cash unnecessarily.
Hunt around for good deal and if you can pinch it from home for free, do it!
Wallet and Cash
Passport sized photos
Passport (if you’ve got one)
Driving License (if you’ve got one)
National Insurance number
Student Finance details
Travel cards (16-25 rail card, Oyster, etc.)
CRB check (if required)
Exam certificates (or copies, if required)
Hair products (e.g. gel, spray)
Hair brush, comb, etc.
Personal medical supplies, such as prescription tablets or allergy medication
Mattress, duvet and pillow covers (at least two sets)
Washing basket or bag
Desk lamp (not really essential but if you like)
Towels, Robe and flannel
Toothbrush + toothpaste
Shower gel, shampoo, etc.
Good to have a basic first aid kit somewhere around your flat with plasters, bandages etc.
Sudocrem (for minor burns!)
Lots of casual/day to day/wear to Uni stuff
Going out clothes
Plenty of underwear and socks
A good formal outfit could be useful
Mix of shoes for casual/going out/formal occasions
Bag, satchel or rucksack
Hair dryer, straighteners, curlers, etc.
Multi-socket extension lead (will probably come in handy!)
Small printer, ink and paper (not essential but can be very useful)
Notebook and plain paper
Pens, pencils, sharpeners and rubber
Stapler, hole punch, sellotape
Noticeboard and pins (some hall rooms may have these already)
Post it notes
This whole list should be split between you and your flat/housemates. If no arrangements have been made in advance, we suggest providing some basics for yourself (plate, knife and forks, etc) and some ready to eat/easy to cook food to keep you going until everything is sorted.
Glasses (Normal, wine, shot)
Corkscrew and bottle opener
Knives, forks and spoons
Plates (various sizes)
Bowls (microwave safe)
Baking trays and dishes
Saucepans (at least one big and one small)
Chopping knifes (various sizes)
At least two chopping boards (don’t contaminate raw meat!)
Utensil set (Spatula, tongs etc.)
Foil, cling film and sandwich bags
Washing up liquid and cloth
FOOD AND DRINK!